Fredericksburg, Texas is one of the more popular destinations for visitors to the state who want a small community with a bit of German flair. Fredericksburg was founded by German settlers in the 1800's, well after Native Americans and Mexican settlers were in the area. Main Street, Fredericksburg is the location of the town's most famous and fun places to go.
Main Street as one might imagine is filled with shops, arts, crafts, antiques, gifts, clothing, and more retail options. The quaint shops typically have something for every tourist. Tourists can visit the Germany Bakery which caters to homemade fudge, candles and other gifts. There are even Dulcimers on sale at the shops along Main Street. The street is also filled with various restaurants, especially of the German persuasion. Tourists can enjoy a variety of different German dishes each day of their stay in the town.
Main Street is also well known for the bed and breakfast inns that line the street. It is possible to get rooms at one of the inns or rent cabins close to Main Street. Much of the town is along Main Street, so walking to most of the attractions is probable. The lodging options include Barons CreekSide, 3J Ranch, Magnolia House, Alte Welt Gasthof, Day Dream Cabins, Country Inn Motel and Cottages, and Camp David bed and Breakfast. The Country Inn is one of the older places visitors can stay at. The four cottages they offer were built in the 1800's taking guests back to the Old West. Barons CreekSide has 26 acres filled with trees, ponds and creeks. The last places to stay are the motels of Fredericksburg, which number at least five.
Most of the shopping facades are built with wood. Even the counters inside are wood with wood paneling on the walls. Brick is another common construction material used for the shops. Western Gifts, Musical Instruments, and a local brewery are all about the adventure Main Street Fredericksburg can offer tourists.
Fredericksburg's Main Street has many buildings that are two stories with a Victorian era appearance. In fact the Victorian Gingerbread from the 1800's was used quite a lot. Churches with massive steeples are spread throughout Main Street. They are something one must visit because of the number of them and the amazing architecture they provide. Occasionally as visitors move around the town it is possible to hear German dialect in conversations.
There is more to Main Street besides the shops and restaurants. The Pioneer Museum is located on Main Street. It houses the historical society and welcome center. Visitors are able to tour the museum's various buildings. Many of these buildings were relocated along Main Street to put them closer together for visitors. The main house of the museum is one that was relocated from the 500's to the 300's to make it a part of the museum. Guests are also able to reach a variety of attractions like the Old Tunnel from Main Street.
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